Four persons sustained gunshot injuries on Monday as men of the Lagos State Police Command attempted to disperse protesting motorcycle and tricycle riders who barricaded Ijora- 7up road over the recent Lagos State government’s ban on tricycle and motorcycle operations in some parts of the state.
It was gathered that the protesters who set a bonfire at the middle of the road in Ijora area went violent following sporadic shootings by policemen.
In the process, the police bullets allegedly hit an apprentice vulcaniser identified as Abdulsalam, a secondary school student, an aged man said to be working with a commercial inter-state transport company in Ijora and two yet to be identified persons leaving them in a critical condition.
The student, according to an eye witness wore a blue shirt and trouser school uniform said to belong to a school in Apapa.
With the protest, roads connecting Ijora to Lagos Island and Apapa were totally blocked leaving thousands of Lagosians stranded at various bus stops, while others scampered for safety to escape being hit by police bullets.
The other two victims are yet to be identified as of the time of filing in this report.